Hey, some other questions that the Patrick Dennis thing may leave us wondering about:
Why don’t we value light entertainment more than we do?
Why don’t we value pleasure more than we do?
If it’s OK to think of Boucher, Fragonard, Fred Astaire, and Cary Grant as immortals, why not delightful writers too?
There may be more important questions concerning writing as an art market — but I can’t think of any.